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September 15: Better Be Ready! Batteries and Bushfire Resilience with Dr Carina Anderson, Uni USQ

15 September 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The team who collaborated to install battery systems at evacuation centres: L to R- Anne Kennedy (President, Zero Emissions Noosa), Dr Carina Anderson (UniSQ), Annie Nolan (Noosa Council)

Bushfire season has started. The 2019 Peregian and Cooroibah bushfires are a stark reminder that bushfires are a real threat to our community. During the 2019 Noosa bushfires, thousands of residents in our local area were forced to evacuate, causing much distress and inconvenience.

After the bushfires the Productivity Commission reported: “Bushfire prevention is largely overlooked and severely under-resourced”. Crucially, the commission said governments “overinvest in post-disaster reconstruction and underinvest in mitigation that would limit the impact of natural disasters in the first place”.

In response to this, funding from the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program has been used to install battery systems at two of Noosa’s evacuation centres to ensure sustained power during times of environmental crisis.

It is important for residents to build bushfire and climate disaster knowledge and resilience, so part of the Recovery Grants Program is to facilitate information sessions.  Join us at Noosa Parks Association Friday Environment Forum on September 15, 2023 to learn how the battery systems are being used at Noosa’s evacuation centres, and understand how a home battery system can benefit your home in situations of bushfires or other climate disasters. 

Guest speakers are from Ecovantage, Queensland Fire Emergency Services and Noosa Council. This forum is for all Noosa residents. Bring your questions to help in the preparation of your own bushfire plan.  Join us at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville on September 15 where the forum will start at 10am sharp after a delicious morning tea between 10am -10.25am. This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome.

 Battery Installed at evacuation centres
Battery Installed at evacuation centres


Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding.


15 September 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre
5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,
Noosaville, QLD 4566 Australia
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